Magic Johnston - Cultural Complex

Type of space: Co-Working Space, Design Studio, Multi-use Space, Art Gallery, Hot Desk, Office Space, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse

    Set across a 1200+m2 warehouse site in the middle of Johnston Street, Collingwood, lives Magic Johnston. Foremost a Cultural Complex, the primary objective of the space is to assist in the development of Australian creative culture.

    The studio space has been created to be the ultimate working environment for professional creative individuals and small businesses. It is currently the home to some incredible film makers, designers, writers, photographers, jewellers, graphic designers, architects and the occasional canine friend so please checkout our website for current folks who call MJ home. 

    We pride ourselves in providing a clean, quiet and work friendly environment that nurtures both businesses and creative practitioners to be productive and enjoy coming to work everyday! NO we don't have table tennis. 

    This unique space offers solid foot traffic in a highly esteemed hospitality & cultural precinct, all within walking distance to Smith Street. You will be trading alongside Everyday Coffee, The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, The Tote. 

    Our esteemed "Flexible Front Space" is a huge street frontage space that has been host to various exhibitions, curators, workshops, retail experiences and the occasional dance class. This active space offers residents access to exciting and contemporary Melbourne happenings and can be used by MJ residents. 

    Magic Johnston Offers:

    • High speed internet ( 100/100 download - aka very fast) 
    • Fantastic natural light and plants
    • Resident coffee shop Everyday Coffee (best coffee in Melbourne)
    • Private and communal work areas
    • High level security
    • Fully equipped industrial kitchen
    • Weekly professional cleaning
    • 24 hour access using electronic swipe card system
    • White walls and high ceilings
    • Private meeting rooms
    • Heating
    • Great Photo studio with basic gear on site

    Pricing Terms

    From $66/week We have a variety of spaces including private lockups and shared desk spaces. So come say hi and discuss your needs.

    Lease Conditions

    Bond is one months rent and $50 deposit for swipe access key card ($30 returned)

    Minimum one month lease agreement

    Maximum stay until June 20th, 2017 as the studio will be closing.

    Rent is invoiced monthly.

    Parking Notes

    Street parking available.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFashionGraphic DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsNew MediaPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailSculptureTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 1200.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wide hallways / entrance